I’m really loving Yovia.com and I’ve just gotten started!
I was introduced to the website when searching for freebies. They have many goodies that they are giving away, mostly to help promote their site; others from Yovia sponsers. I’ve requested everything from jar openers to stuffed animals. All you have to do is provide your shipping information! Today I was greeted with an email letting me know that the freebies I ordered about a month ago will be shipping just in time for the holidays.
Their website is in beta right now, but appears to be functioning just fine. It has a clean look and an organized feel. It’s also not crowded up with a bunch of flashing ads for iffy websites and I have yet to even notice a Google Advertisement. I get the feeling they have some more features they want to add, but so far navigation is fairly intuitive.
Besides having lots of free stuff for the asking, they provide a place to make wishes for things you need or need help with, and you can elect to remain anonymous. (Name and/or email address is optional and they provide you with one simple box to write in, so there’s no pressure for the name of your first born or tax information or anything crazy like that.)
Yovia also provides you with a free WordPress based blog and allows you to have more than one, or none at all. They just ask that you keep it clean and have a “take what you want, but eat what you take” mentality. I just connected my facebook account so that I can participate in money making opportunities, most of them between .50-1.00 for simple activities like following a brand on Twitter or liking a facebook page and making a relevant comment. I also spied a 4.00 opportunity for writing an article, which I will be checking out shortly. They consider their bloggers “contributors” and one of their primary goals is to connect influencers with branded discussions and ignite social media. In the process a whole new economy is created.
With the wash of various flavors of social media sites out there, it takes a lot to grab my attention and impress me. In this case it took about a month for me to really start poking around the website, but they have my attention now and this one might just be a keeper if they decide to keep it real.
There’s more than meets the eye with this website, and I have just started cracking away at the edges. If you’re ready to join, be sure to connect with me and let me know what convinced you to give Yovia a try!
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